Contents and Arrangement

Opportunity International, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


WWB's records document the administration of the organization, mainly during the tenure of its first president, Michaela Walsh, and include founding documents, financial records, correspondence, records related to affiliates and other organizations, audiovisual materials, and the files of Michaela Walsh. The records especially document the relationship between the New York City office and the affiliates.

Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Duplicate materials, personal documents, and office receipts have been separated from this collection.


These records were processed with the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund. The following donors supported the digitization of 40 boxes of early (pre-1990) WWB records: William H. Bohnett; Margaret Catley-Carlson; Patricia M. Cloherty; William M. Dietel; Virginia and William Foote; Donald, Arvonne, and Thomas Fraser; Elizabeth McAllister; Robert and Sarah McClanahan; Marion A. Monheim; Dr. Elizabeth Mary Okelo; Linda Schoenthaler; the Family of Martha Stuart; Barkley Stuart; Margaret Snyder; and Michaela Walsh.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Any meeting minutes received from WWB in the future will be restricted for 20 years after the date of their creation. Additionally, materials in Boxes 1-14, Boxes 27-33, Boxes 62-72, Boxes 102-108, Boxes 113-116, Box 122, Boxes 134-136, and Box 229 are out for digitization and are not currently accessible. The remainder of the collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Special Requirements for Access:

Access to audiovisual material in this collection follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials.

This collection contains 3.5 floppy disks. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.

Credit this material:

Opportunity International; Women's World Banking Records, MC198, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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